Down the TBR Hole is a blogging meme created by Lost in a Story. You can see my previous post here, and continue reading for my latest attempt at decreasing the number of books on my too-long TBR list.
This is how it works:
- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order by [ascending] date added.
- Take the first 5 books (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous)
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
In September I kept just six out of the ten books – which made that round my most successful yet! Let’s see how I fare this month…
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
I think I might have every one of David Sedaris’ books on my TBR. And since I have already kept so many of them via this series, I don’t mind taking a couple off [for now].
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
Read explanation above.
S*it My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
I’m not really sure what drove me to add this to my TBR in the first place, but the synopsis is not helping it make a case for itself in my current eyes. So…
Squirrel Seeks ChipmunK: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris
Again, following suit with the other Sedaris books mentioned in this post.
Barrel Fever by David Sedaris
Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race by Stacy Schiff
This book has okay reviews, and since I’m a fan of Jon Stewart (and since the book comes in at under 300 pages), I’m still interested in checking it out.
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1) by Jasper Fforde
The synopsis of this book sounds so overwhelming. I might have been interested in it back in 2015, but that is no longer the case.
Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
I haven’t been super interested in celebrity biographies/autobiographies for a while now – is it a phase? is it forever? who knows – so I’m taking this one off my list.
All My Friends are Dead by Avery Monsen
This book might have been added to remind myself to purchase it, because it’s not a typical adult book and I think it would be a fun addition to my shelves. I’d still like to read it and buy a copy, so it stays.
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne truss
Of course I’m still interested in reading this!
Forget September, October is now the month to beat: I have removed seven books from my TBR! Come back next month as I try to knock a few more books off the list.
Sound off about my decisions in a comment below.